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It’s a milestone in my career, says Preetika

Actor Preetika Rao shares her experience of working with Shaan on his music video

music Updated: Oct 31, 2017 17:54 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Preetika Rao features with singer Shaan in a music video titled Surilee
Preetika Rao features with singer Shaan in a music video titled Surilee

Actor Preetika Rao’s inclination towards music and singing is not a hidden fact. However, her fans were in for a surprise when she announced her collaboration with singer Shaan for his music video, Surilee. A fan and a follower of Shaan, Preetika is delighted to have had a chance to be associated with the singer. “The music video with Shaan is a milestone in my career. Shaan’s family would watch Beintehaa and they loved my show. He sang for my last show Love Ka Hai Intezaar and that’s where he recognised me. He then approached me through my producer Siddharth Malhotra and that’s how we collaborated,” says Preetika.

The Beintehaa actor adds that the lyrics of the song match her personality and she feels lucky to have got selected for it. “We all know how popular Shaan’s songs and videos are. I was very excited to be a part of it. I have always been a big Shaan fan and it was a great opportunity. In fact, I have always dreamed of being a part of a music video,” says the actor. Preetika plays a visually-impaired girl in the video.

While shooting for the video, Preetika used to discuss music with Shaan in between breaks. She says, “I was curious to know about his musical background and he asked me about mine too. He kept telling me how important it is for a singer to practice regularly and explained vocal chords, intonation and voice gradation.”

With this experience, Preetika is now planning to bring out her own single soon. “I had released a single a year-and-a-half ago on YouTube.

In the coming weeks, my fans will be in for a treat as I am going to surprise them with my song. I have approached musician-singer Siddharth Basrur for the same.”

First Published: Oct 31, 2017 17:46 IST